What Bridges should have said on taxes and spending

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges’ interview with Stuff this morning sent the wrong message to voters who value freedom, choice, and limited government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Mr Bridges should have publicly committed to reversing the coalition’s Provincial Growth Fund, its fees-free policy, and other big spending promises. He should also have guaranteed to raise the age of eligibility for superannuation.

 

“If he committed to this, ACT would deliver meaningful tax cuts with a top tax


New report shows Govt must listen to kids on charter schools

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


 

“A new report by the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group reinforces the fact that the Government must consider the views of children before closing charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“‘Getting It Right: Building Blocks‘ focuses on the factors that are needed for childrens’ success, including supporting their participation in decisions that affect them.

 

“Will Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins take the advice of these experts and listen to the kids?

 

“The final


Bridges must commit to rolling back fuel taxes

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges must publicly commit to rolling back Labour’s increased fuel taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The National Party is running a campaign to ‘stop the fuel tax’ while its leader is unwilling to say whether he will scrap them.

 

“National Party under Simon Bridges believes it can return to Government by presenting itself as a more competent version of Labour. It has lost track of what it stands for.

 


Government’s working groups cost $16m

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“News of another government review highlights the growing cost of ‘review-itis’ infecting the Ardern-Peters administration”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

This morning Peeni Henare announced the appointment of a panel to review Whanau Ora.

 

“After accounting for fees, flights and accommodation, the average government review costs around $400,000. This Government has announced about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels.

 

“We can reasonably assume then that the taxpayer is on the hook


Free Press, 9 April 2018

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


 

The report the Government didn’t want you to see

The third and final independent report by Martin Jenkins on Partnership Schools has now seen the light of day. After stonewalling for a number months, Education Minister Chris Hipkins finally relented and dumped the report in an obscure part of the Ministry of Education website on a Friday night. So much for Jacinda Ardern’s cry of ‘open and transparent government’.

Glowing report

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